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Thread #127746   Message #2854325
Posted By: MikeL2
02-Mar-10 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Should drink pitchers be required for folk venues
Subject: RE: Should drink pitchers be required for folk venues
From: melodeonboy - PM
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 07:42 AM

< "9-12 pints a week" - I wish! That would be within government guidelines! I think I drink a tad more than that! ">


This reminds me of a "true" story.

A UK National newspaper published a story about alcohol and health. in this they said that GP's stated that when they asked patients how much they drank they doubled the figure because they believed that most patients presented them with lower figures than they actually drank.

This made some people think that maybe the actual alcohol figures are too high because of this.

So one guy who said that he had not inflated his intake when asked by the doctor was concerned that he could be viewed as a heavy drinker when in fact he wasn't. He asked the doctor how should he answer and the doctor said "just be honest".

So when the doctor asked him how much he drank he replied " Not as much as you".